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October 8, 2013


Oscars, Global Giants

Photo: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year 1912 and its developmental contributions to motion pictures with a program of selected films in “A Century Ago: The Films of 1912” at the San Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, CA. Photo © Matt Petit/Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - A record 76 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 86th Academy Awards. Moldova and Saudi Arabia are first-time entrants; Montenegro is submitting for the first time as an independent country.

The 2013 submissions are:

• Afghanistan, “Wajma - An Afghan Love Story,” Barmak Akram, director;
• Albania, “Agon,” Robert Budina, director;
• Argentina, “The German Doctor,” Lucía Puenzo, director;
• Australia, “The Rocket,” Kim Mordaunt, director;
• Austria, “The Wall,” Julian Pölsler, director;
• Azerbaijan, “Steppe Man,” Shamil Aliyev, director;
• Bangladesh, “Television,” Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, director;
• Belgium, “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” Felix van Groeningen, director;
• Bosnia and Herzegovina, “An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker,” Danis Tanovic, director;
• Brazil, “Neighboring Sounds,” Kleber Mendonça Filho, director;
• Bulgaria, “The Color of the Chameleon,” Emil Hristov, director;
• Cambodia, “The Missing Picture,” Rithy Panh, director;
• Canada, “Gabrielle,” Louise Archambault, director;
• Chad, “GriGris,” Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, director;
• Chile, “Gloria,” Sebastián Lelio, director;
• China, “Back to 1942,” Feng Xiaogang, director;
• Colombia, “La Playa DC,” Juan Andrés Arango, director;
• Croatia, “Halima’s Path,” Arsen Anton Ostojic, director;
• Czech Republic, “The Don Juans,” Jiri Menzel, director;
• Denmark, “The Hunt,” Thomas Vinterberg, director;
• Dominican Republic, “Quien Manda?” Ronni Castillo, director;
• Ecuador, “The Porcelain Horse,” Javier Andrade, director;
• Egypt, “Winter of Discontent,” Ibrahim El Batout, director;
• Estonia, “Free Range,” Veiko Ounpuu, director;
• Finland, “Disciple,” Ulrika Bengts, director;
• France, “Renoir,” Gilles Bourdos, director;
• Georgia, “In Bloom,” Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross, directors;
• Germany, “Two Lives,” Georg Maas, director;
• Greece, “Boy Eating the Bird’s Food,” Ektoras Lygizos, director;
• Hong Kong, “The Grandmaster,” Wong Kar-wai, director;
• Hungary, “The Notebook,” Janos Szasz, director;
• Iceland, “Of Horses and Men,” Benedikt Erlingsson, director;
• India, “The Good Road,” Gyan Correa, director;
• Indonesia, “Sang Kiai,” Rako Prijanto, director;
• Iran, “The Past,” Asghar Farhadi, director;
• Israel, “Bethlehem,” Yuval Adler, director;
• Italy, “The Great Beauty,” Paolo Sorrentino, director;
• Japan, “The Great Passage,” Ishii Yuya, director;
• Kazakhstan, “Shal,” Yermek Tursunov, director;
• Latvia, “Mother, I Love You,” Janis Nords, director;
• Lebanon, “Blind Intersections,” Lara Saba, director;
• Lithuania, “Conversations on Serious Topics,” Giedre Beinoriute, director;
• Luxembourg, “Blind Spot,” Christophe Wagner, director;
• Mexico, “Heli,” Amat Escalante, director;
• Moldova, “All God’s Children,” Adrian Popovici, director;
• Montenegro, “Ace of Spades - Bad Destiny,” Drasko Djurovic, director;
• Morocco, “Horses of God,” Nabil Ayouch, director;
• Nepal, “Soongava: Dance of the Orchids,” Subarna Thapa, director;
• Netherlands, “Borgman,” Alex van Warmerdam, director;
• New Zealand, “White Lies,” Dana Rotberg, director;
• Norway, “I Am Yours,” Iram Haq, director;
• Pakistan, “Zinda Bhaag,” Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi, directors;
• Palestine, “Omar,” Hany Abu-Assad, director;
• Peru, “The Cleaner,” Adrian Saba, director;
• Philippines, “Transit,” Hannah Espia, director;
• Poland, “Walesa. Man of Hope,” Andrzej Wajda, director;
• Portugal, “Lines of Wellington,” Valeria Sarmiento, director;
• Romania, “Child’s Pose,” Calin Peter Netzer, director;
• Russia, “Stalingrad,” Fedor Bondarchuk, director;
• Saudi Arabia, “Wadjda,” Haifaa Al Mansour, director;
• Serbia, “Circles,” Srdan Golubovic, director;
• Singapore, “Ilo Ilo,” Anthony Chen, director;
• Slovak Republic, “My Dog Killer,” Mira Fornay, director;
• Slovenia, “Class Enemy,” Rok Bicek, director;
• South Africa, “Four Corners,” Ian Gabriel, director;
• South Korea, “Juvenile Offender,” Kang Yi-kwan, director;
• Spain, “15 Years Plus a Day,” Gracia Querejeta, director;
• Sweden, “Eat Sleep Die,” Gabriela Pichler, director;
• Switzerland, “More than Honey,” Markus Imhoof, director;
• Taiwan, “Soul,” Chung Mong-Hong, director;
• Thailand, “Countdown,” Nattawut Poonpiriya, director;
• Turkey, “The Butterfly’s Dream,” Yilmaz Erdogan, director;
• Ukraine, “Paradjanov,” Serge Avedikian and Olena Fetisova, directors;
• United Kingdom, “Metro Manila,” Sean Ellis, director;
• Uruguay, “Anina,” Alfredo Soderguit, director;
• Venezuela, “Breach in the Silence,” Luis Alejandro Rodríguez and Andrés Eduardo Rodríguez, directors.

The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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